Drug Discovery Biology

Our research in pharmacology and drug discovery has a sustained impact on the understanding and treatment of major global health burdens.

The Drug Discovery Biology (DDB) Doctoral Program offers elite training in a world class scientific environment to ensure our graduates are not only specialists in their chosen scientific field, but also have an understanding of diverse topics, techniques and practices relevant to drug discovery. The doctoral program is a four-year program; the first year combines taught elements that constitute an advanced course in drug discovery with three rotational research projects, allowing students to explore potential doctoral research areas. This first year provides a strong grounding in biomedical research and facilitates the development of technical skills. The rotation program enables candidates to make an informed choice about their preferred area of research prior to commencement of their three-year project.

Please visit the DDB Labs page to learn more about our broad expertise in scientific approaches ranging from structural biology through to in vivo studies, and our focus on therapeutic targets of key importance.